I'm trying to determine generally what's the best way to deal with a question that has answers embedded in it in the form of "Updates".
I'm not talking about a self-answered question in accepted Q & A format. I've found similar questions regarding "commentswers" and such, but nothing that exactly relates to this.
The OP provided an answer that referred to the question. I pointed out that as written it wasn't really an answer and I suggested to the OP doing what I thought was logically correct, (moving the answer content from the question into the answer) which appears to have had the unintended negative consequence of self-deletion of the answer. What would be the recommended course of action when dealing with an issue such as this? Is there something I should have done differently?